Brunswick Days – featuring Clancy Singh Tagore #6

imageClancy throws himself into training.


This is a progress report on Clancy’s training. He has learned to sit with a food lure and reward, but I phased out the lure very quickly, and he picked up on the upward hand signal very quickly. He is now recognising voice alone for “sit”.

Now I have added a High Five to his sit, which is a great trick for meet and greet at parties.

His favourite reward, at least when he is in play mode, is play. He loves tug games with his tug toys as well as playing mouthy games with my hand. This allows me to give him feedback if he bites too hard. This is called “bite inhibition”. He is also picking up the process of stopping and starting. This contributes to what we call “impulse control”.



About transformational1

I have many interests and I have had a varied career. I am a semi-retired professional dog trainer, specialising in the use of positive reinforcement. I do some consultations, I run instructor workshops and I am setting up a Dogs and Psychotherapy Research Project. I have a law degree from Melbourne University (but have never practiced) and I am passionate about Human Rights. My first degree was in Sociology. I worked as a social researcher on issues such as low income housing, women's refuges and women in the workforce. I live in an inner suburb of Melbourne, Australia, and I have a German Shepherd called Chance.
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2 Responses to Brunswick Days – featuring Clancy Singh Tagore #6

  1. John says:

    G’day, Kaye [and Clancy] Loved the pix before with the green kerchief – grand litttle bloke. Lotsaluvanlukanwags, JohnanMolly XX


  2. Thanks, John. It’s actually a walking harness that my friend Judi gave me. She doesn’t like attaching a lead to the dog’s collar because they choke themselves. I said there is such a thing as training the dog to walk on a loose lead. Judi just rolled her eyes.


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